Priest attacked in Portlaoise

A Benedictine monk from Kerala in India who was visiting Portlaoise was injured in an attack on Saturday July 18.  Bro. Dominic Savio answered a call at the front door at about 11:30 at night, only to be pushed inside by two attackers bearing knives. A knife was held to his throat, and he was terrorised after giving over his wallet, being held for about half an hour. The intruders fled after taking money, phone, a bicycle and a laptop.

Bro. Savio’s hands were injured during the attack he was treated in the local hospital.